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Who won Haney vs Abdullaev?
Devin Haney beat Zaur Abdullaev by technical knockout in the 4th round on Friday 13th September 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Devin Haney.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Haney vs Abdullaev division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBC haney vs abdullaev championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Michael Hunter was victorious over Sergey Kuzmin and Heather Hardy lost to Amanda Serrano.
Haney vs Abdullaev stats
Back in September 2019, Devin Haney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zaur Abdullaev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested that Haney and Abdullaev have similar power, both with a 64% knock out percentage.
Devin Haney was the younger man by 4 years, at 21 years old.
Abdullaev had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Devin Haney & Zaur Abdullaev fought out of an orthodox stance.
Haney was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Abdullaev, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 66 more professional rounds, 198 to Abdullaev's 132.
Devin Haney went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at haney vs abdullaev.
Zaur Abdullaev was ranked number 2 by the WBC and 15 by the WBO in the lb division.
Haney vs Abdullaev form
Haney remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Antonio Moran on 25th May 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Xolisani Ndongeni on 11th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StageWorks of Louisiana, Shreveport.
Going into that contest, he had won against Juan Carlos Burgos on 28th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
Before that, he had beat Mason Menard on 11th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
He had defeated Hamza Sempewo on 4th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Buckhead Fight Club, Georgia.
Haney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Abdullaev's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Haney vs Abdullaev start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Haney vs Abdullaev?
Devin Haney was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Zaur Abdullaev made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.